The shame : a novel / Makenna Goodman.
- First edition.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2020.
148 pages ; 22 cm
- Runaway women -- Fiction.
Social isolation -- Fiction.
Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Alienation (Social psychology).
Self-realization in women.
- Domestic fiction.
- "Alma and her family live close to the land: they raise chickens and sheep, they make maple syrup. Every day Alma's husband leaves for his job at a nearby college while she stays home with their young children, cleans, searches for secondhand goods online, and reads books by the women writers she adores. Then, one night, she abruptly leaves it all behind - speeding through the darkness, away from their Vermont homestead, bound for New York. In a series of flashbacks, Alma reveals the circumstances and choices that led to this moment. The joys and claustrophobia of their remote life through the passing of each season. Her fears and uncertainties about motherhood. The painfully awkward faculty dinners. Her feelings of loneliness and failure. And her growing fascination with Celeste: the mysterious ceramicist and self-loving doppelganger whose story begins as inspiration for Alma before turning into a powerful obsession."--Provided by publisher.
- Other format:
- Online version: Goodman, Makenna, The shame
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